Scholarships – Application Process

THE AWARD:  The Colorado Springs Branch of the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Multiple scholarships of at least $2,000 will be awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year. Questions about the process should be directed to the Branch Scholarship Chair at

APPLICATION: Click here for the 2024-2025 Scholarship Application!

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:  The applicant must be an undergraduate student with at least 36 earned college credits at the time of applying. Applicants have attended either PPSC or UCCS, must be planning to attend fall 2024 semester classes at PPSC or UCCS, and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00.


  1. All pages of the completed AAUW scholarship application, including the applicant’s signature on the Use of Application Materials statement.
  2. Official college transcripts sent directly by the college to the email address
  3. All pages of the applicant’s 2024-2025 Student Aid Report available on FAFSA website a couple business days after FAFSA is submitted. DACA students should submit an official government document showing your current DACA status instead of the FAFSA.
  4. A personal statement (one to two typed double-spaced pages) following the instructions on the application form.
  5. Two letters of recommendation sent directly from the recommenders to the email address provided on the application. See application for specific instructions.

DEADLINE:  The Deadline for submittal of 2024-2025 applications is May 19, 2024

SUBMISSION DIRECTIONS: Applicants are to submit materials electronically, as .PDF documents, to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson at  Letters of recommendation must be emailed directly by the recommender and college transcripts must be sent by the college electronically.

ZOOM INTERVIEW: The top candidates for these scholarships will be personally interviewed. The date of the interviews is still to be determined.

NOTIFICATION:  The scholarship recipients will be notified personally by Jun 15, and the name of the scholarship recipients will be posted on-line at: AAUW Colorado Springs Branch.